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Old 06-09-11, 20:19
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tiny aiptasia's everywhere

Hi,

I dont have any livestock in my tank yet so don't have the lights on often. Today I switched the lights on to find literally hundreds of little aiptasia's all over my rock and the sand.

What should i do?

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Old 06-09-11, 20:28
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you could use aiptasia x or joes juice.
or you could get some peppermint shrimp or a aiptasia eating filefish
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Old 06-09-11, 20:29
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are you sure that they are aptasias?
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Old 06-09-11, 20:29
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i have just nuked a load with lemon juice/vinegar worked a treat for me
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Old 06-09-11, 20:30
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bugger to have to deal with all them in a new setup.. i had only 1.. where did you get your rock ? i would be having a word..
aptasiax etc like Rscarl suggests
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Old 06-09-11, 20:31
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Any idea what caused such a large number of to appear overnight? Could it be anything else that looks like a tiny aiptasia?
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Old 06-09-11, 20:32
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i have just nuked a load with lemon juice/vinegar worked a treat for me
interesting paul.. what ratio of vinegar /lemon juice / did you inject them ?
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Old 06-09-11, 20:33
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I've had this rock for a while now, only had a couple of big ones that i burned down completely. God this is freaky. It looks like an aiptasia but very thin. i can see the tentacles
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Old 06-09-11, 20:33
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probably the way the shop had been rying to get rid and spread them. i tend to use a blow torch on mine and rinse of the remains as they can spread really quickly. this will kill the rock aswell so will take time to grow back i just love the smell lol
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Old 06-09-11, 20:36
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when burning them you have to give it some billy big balls and get the flame to the route of the aip for a while to really make sure its dead also make sure its spat all its water out
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